Editorials

Tree planting should be high on the list of priorities

Hamtramck has done much to revitalize its appearance, ever since a tornado blew through town in 1997 and knocked down about 500 huge trees. Over the years, the…

‘Banglatown’ development plans will be a shot in the arm for city

Exciting things are happening in Banglatown. Development plans for the area, just north of the Hamtramck-Detroit border, were recently unveiled, and it promises to attract more businesses and…

News

Is the city putting in the effort to promote its main business district?

Is the city putting in the effort to promote its main business district?

  By Charles Sercombe For several weeks this summer, Jos. Campau was looking pretty weedy.…

And now for the final three

And now for the final three

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s seemingly never-ending housing discrimination lawsuit is coming close to an…

Survey finds most of the city’s trees in good health

Survey finds most of the city’s trees in good health

  By Alan Madlane Looks like Hamtramck can afford to throw a little shade. In…

For now, tree planting program is on hold

For now, tree planting program is on hold

“I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.” By Joyce…

Business

Hamtown Farms site is now privately owned, its future unknown

Hamtown Farms site is now privately owned, its future unknown

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtown Farms is not only closed down, it has now been sold. Michael Davis, a co-organizer of the farm, declined to say who purchased…

At Balkan House, the ‘doner’ is a foodie’s favorite

At Balkan House, the ‘doner’ is a foodie’s favorite

  By Alan Madlane Balkan House is a restaurant literally located inside a large, converted house on a main street in downtown Hamtramck. The site has actually had…

Hamtown Farms site is now up for sale

Hamtown Farms site is now up for sale

  By Alan Madlane The saga of Hamtown Farms is drawing to a close. On the first of this month, co-founder Michael Davis sent out a press release,…

Photo Gallery

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium came full circle last Saturday. When the stadium was first built, as…

News

State offers special treatment to Hamtramck for marijuana sales

State offers special treatment to Hamtramck for marijuana sales

    By Charles Sercombe If city officials allow recreational marijuana sales, the state is offering would-be retailers a helping hand to cut through the red tape.…

Features

Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

Era of the negro baseball leagues celebrated in new exhibit

  By Charles Sercombe A new exhibit highlighting the negro baseball leagues opens tomorrow (June 15) at the Detroit Historical Society. Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium and…

Editorials

Hamtramck has a lot to gain in Census 2020

Census 2020 is about to gear up this fall, and as usual, it’s a unique chance for Hamtramck to get its full share. That’s a full share…

Sports

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

    By Ian Perrotta Before last Saturday (Nov. 3), most people had never heard of Frontier International Academy. It only took 90 minutes to change that.…